Wild Columbia County

Hiking, camping, and wildlife viewing in northwest Oregon’s hidden jewel

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Check our maps and descriptions to find the best outdoor experience for you today

Wildlife guide

Guides to Columbia County’s mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, and inverts

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Stories from the field as we explore every last inch of the county

Reptiles and Amphibians project
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Help us take photos of turtles, snakes, lizards, frogs, and salamanders in Columbia County

Wild Columbia
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Trip videos, nature, waterfalls, and wildlife as we find them

Waterfalls of
Columbia County
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Matt and Jonathan’s effort to document every waterfall in our region

Latest Blogs

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Introducing Mayfly Falls

Matt and I planned to hike to Lava Creek Falls, but in preparation Matt spent time looking for secret waterfalls on Google Earth. He located a potential unmarked falls on West Fork Carcus Creek and decided we should try to make a go at it on our way to Lava Creek. This June day endedContinue reading “Introducing Mayfly Falls”

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Do you see frogs, salamanders, turtles, lizards, or snakes? Take a picture and then upload to our iNaturalist herpetology project to track these creatures! More detailed information on submitting your photos can be found in the Columbia County Reptiles and Amphibians main page or the How to Enter Data post.

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Visit the Friends of Liberty Hill website or their Facebook page to learn about this unique meadow and what we can do to save it for our community.

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About Us

Jonathan grew up in St. Helens and has family in Yankton and Rainier. Matt grew up in Warren and currently lives in Scappoose. Jonathan’s wife Rosey and daughters Chhaya (less so) and Sophia (more so) join them on some of their adventures.

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Global Conservation

A few orgs doing God’s work:

Creative Conservation Alliance

A Rocha International

Health in Harmony

Lilok Farm